Jerome State Historic Park

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Jerome State Historic Park
4.5
Historic Sites • State Parks • History Museums
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the history of the Jerome area and the Douglas family. The museum features photographs, artifacts and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. There are more displays outside along with a picnic area offering a beautiful panoramic view of the Verde Valley.
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Maxcie S
Birmingham, AL88 contributions
Excellent museum
Sep 2021 • Friends
The museum is in the old home of one of the copper mine owners. Amazing view and location. The history found in the museum was wonderful. A great overview before visiting Jerome. The video at the museum is very informative as well.
Written September 19, 2021
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chcooper10 contributions
Not worth your time
Jul 2021
This place is unattractive and uncomfortable. There's some history here, but not worth the hassle of locals. Go to Bisbee instead or just stay below in Cottonwood. You'll be glad you avoided the speedtrap of Jerome.
Written August 13, 2021
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Lindsey N
Monticello, KY64 contributions
Don't miss the mine diorama
Jul 2021 • Couples
The whole city of Jerome made a lot more sense after visiting. Typical museum with the exception of the "diorama" of the mine which was worth the admission fee, in my opinion.
Written July 21, 2021
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Dr_Xaos
Palatine, IL861 contributions
Mining Museum and Mansion
Jun 2021
An old mansion that has been converted into a museum devoted to the history of the Douglas family and the surrounding Jerome area. The building is fairly large, and there are numerous displays within the various different rooms. Some of the rooms are dedicated to the Douglas family's personal history and previous possessions, and other rooms feature various mining artifacts and equipment. The museum also has a 30-minute movie that provides some additional history on the town and its mines.

There is an entrance fee to gain admittance to the museum. While not cheap, the costs are fairly reasonable for the size of the museum and the number of different displays. One of the few disappointments we had was that there wasn't a wider variety of topics being presented considering the size of the museum (and the amount of the entry fee). Very in depth coverage of mining, but not as much coverage on other aspects of the area.

Museum also has a little shop at the front as well as a picnic area next to the parking lot. With the majority of the displays being indoors, it's a good place to visit during rainy days or when it gets really hot outside.
Written June 14, 2021
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john k
Frisco, TX34 contributions
nice little museum
Jun 2021
I enjoyed going through the old house, lots of exhibits and photos and artifacts
and you go through Jerome to get there. Wife was not interested, so sat in the car, but it helped me understand why people had moved there
Written June 7, 2021
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,211 contributions
The largest adobe structure in Arizona
Aug 2020
I still remember our first visit to the historic mining town of Jerome, Arizona, driving the highway south of Sedona and looking westward across the Verde Valley to the remains of Jerome and the foothills beyond. The Jerome State Historic Park wasn't what it is now. Oh, it always has been about the Douglas Mansion, a Jerome landmark since 1916 when mining entrepreneur Jimmy Douglas built the largest adobe brick structure in Arizona on a hill above his Little Daisy Mine. Designed as a hotel for mining officials and investors as well as for his own family, the house featured a wine cellar, billiard room, marble shower, steam heat and a central vacuum system. The site was closed to visitors in February 2009 because of budget cuts and renovation, then reopened in October 2010. Today, the park is open daily and the old mansion, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been converted into a museum devoted to the history of Jerome area and the Douglas family. The museum features historic photographs, mining artifacts, antique mining equipment, mineral displays and a 30-minute film on the history of the town and its underground mines. Jerome doesn't compare to Virginia City or Cripple Creek or Butte when the conversation turns to the great mining towns of the Old West. But, for history buffs, it is a must-see when visiting the picturesque Red Rocks area of Arizona.
Written May 25, 2021
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Milocat007
Santa Cruz, CA277 contributions
Great museum; very well done
May 2021
Well worth your time. Easy drive to it; and a great view of the area from parking lot. We were amazed by the number and quality of the displays. The mock up of a mine with drilling equipment did more for my understanding of hard rock mining than anything ever did. Easy to read signage meant I left my glasses in my pocket. If you go to Jerome, you have to go here.
Written May 22, 2021
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pparrothead
Wilmington, NC4,249 contributions
Great Mining History Preserved in Jerome...
Apr 2021
This was our first ever visit to Jerome after being told it is a must see by friends who have visited here. And they are right. Jerome is a must see when visiting the Red Rocks area of Arizona...

The Jerome area is full of history and amazing landscapes... Getting to the Historic Park is an adventure itself.. Driving up mountain roads that twist and turn and offer amazing views of the beautiful landscape that dominates this area.

The restored mineshaft is pretty amazing also..as you can look down into it...through a glass walkway...
Written May 16, 2021
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Travellingphoenix64
Phoenix, AZ149 contributions
A Must See Treasure
May 2021
I've been to Jerome literally hundreds of times while living in Arizona. I never knew this place existed, and now that I do, I'm glad to tell the world!

The Jerome State Historic Park is an absolute treasure for any history buff (or engineer). Located to the immediate south of downtown Jerome, the park's focal point is the Douglas Mansion, former home of one of the area's copper barons. My wife and I stopped by during a recent stay in nearby Cottonwood.

The museum is filled with photo's and artifacts from Jerome's early days and your admission includes a 30-minute film on the history of the city. There are also exhibits of family artifacts, early mining equipment and geological treasures. Nearby, you can view the Audrey Shaft Headframe, which allows a top-down view into a 1700 foot mine shaft! A very cool experience!

Contrary to previous reviews, my wife and I found the park ranger on duty very friendly and knowledgeable. He was willing to answer any and all questions.

If nothing else, the outside of the mansion affords amazing views of Cleopatra Hill, Mingus Mountain (the two are different), the Mogollan Rim, Cottonwood and Sedona.

I would recommend combining this stop with a stop at the Jerome Historical Society's Mine Museum in downtown Jerome.

If you are at all curious about the city of Jerome and how it survived to the present day, then The Jerome State Historic Park is a must see!
Written May 9, 2021
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powaymccartys
Poway, CA9 contributions
Nice museum with a very nice 30 minute film of the history of Jerome
Mar 2021
Short wait due to restriction on number of people in the building at one time due to COVID19. Very nice 30 minute film on the history of Jerome and the surrounding mining operations. It is in the Douglas Mansion and they had some very nice rooms with artifacts and the history of Jerome. Half price for military.
Written March 20, 2021
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